FR DAVID WRITES
Today on the Third Sunday of Easter we hear the beautiful Gospel story about the mysterious appearance of the Risen Jesus on the way to Emmaus, and about how the disciples not only recognised him at the breaking of bread but also about how their faith in the resurrection was confirmed. They asked each other, 'Did not our hearts burn within us?'. May we too, like them, be moved by the power of God's word and come to even greater faith in the Risen Lord. Next week, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, is known as Good Shepherd Sunday and is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life.

BENEDICT XVI
Today, Sunday 19th April, marks the fifteenth anniversary of the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. On Thursday, Benedict also celebrated his 93rd birthday in lockdown inside the Vatican City. Today, incidentally, is also the twelfth anniversary of Fr David's ordination as a deacon.

Palm Sunday 5th April

(6.30pm Vigil Mass)

10am Sunday Mass

5pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 

Monday 6th April

10am Weekday Mass

5pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 

Tuesday 7th April

10am Weekday Mass

5pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 

Wednesday 8th April

10am Weekday Mass

5pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 

Holy Thursday 9th April

10am Morning Prayer

7.30pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

 

Good Friday 10th April

Day of Fasting and Abstinence

10am Morning Prayer & Office of Readings

11am Fr David's message to Young Parishioners

3pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

 

Holy Saturday 11th April

10am Morning Prayer & Office of Readings

7.30pm Solemn Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter

 

Easter Sunday 12th April

10am Mass of Easter Sunday

 

HOLY WEEK 2020
Today is Palm Sunday - the first day of Holy Week. Through our liturgical celebrations in this special week, we enter into the mystery of the Lord's passion, death and resurrection. Please join us in prayer and online if you can as we celebrate these important days in the life of the Church. Obviously, this year our experience of Holy Week will be very different to how we normally pray and celebrate. Nevertheless, these days of Christ's saving work are at the heart of our faith. DR.

FR DAVID WRITES
On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, we enter the special time of Lent known as ‘Passiontide’.  Today we hear the Gospel about Lazarus who comes back from the dead. Like the Samaritan woman, and the blind man healed by Jesus, this Gospel is about those who come to faith after being enlightened by Christ. Jesus prays that the Father might cause everyone ‘to believe’ that it was God who sent him, and that everyone might believe through the miracle he works. Christ, our Saviour, is the one who came to seek out and save that which was lost, and call back to life those who were dead.

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